Nutritional Adventures

Hot Cocoa Top 10: Adventures & Lessons

Can you really have adventures (and even life lessons) by drinking hot chocolate that others have ranked as Top Ten? This is what happens when you get a hair-brained idea to put together a Meetup for a hot chocolate tour of NYC. Last summer I tried a chocolate tour – and had one person show…

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Top Hot Chocolate places in NYC to explore (2018)

Recently, one of my favorite sources for finding things to explore in NYC featured an article on Top Hot Chocolate places.  The listicle showed up on a very cold, wintry day.  As you may know, I adore chocolate!  (If you don’t know, I’ll include links to my other chocolate stories at the end).  Since I’d…

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Adventure to a Costa Rican Chocolate Farm

Imagine yourself standing on a mountainside dirt road in the tropics.  It’s a humid day, the temperature is in the 80s and the sky is slightly overcast. You are in the middle of the rainforest, visiting an organic, beyond-Fair-Trade cacao farm with fifteen strangers and your travel companion. You’re there to learn more about the source…

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Food Recommendation: Yes Cacao Botanical Chocolate

Cacao is my spirit food. Knowing this, my Auntie Di introduced me to these amazing artisanal (and healthy!) chocolates made by Yes Cacao Botanical Chocolates. It turns out, it is a company started by my friend’s niece. The owners, Zoe and Justin, have a great view of cacao as a ‘good feel’ food.  I’ve tried…

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